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Dr. Michael Schwalm

Dr. Michael Schwalm

Role: Senior Pastor | Preaching and Teaching

Mike was born in 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. He was born again and baptized at age 10. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy as a Seamen Recruit in 1970 and served on continuous active duty until his retirement as a Commander on June 1, 1998. In a career that encompassed service from the Vietnam War era to the Desert Shield and Storm era, Mike served with various units of the U. S. Marine Corps for 15 years. His deployments and temporary assignments with the USMC included a Mediterranean Deployment with the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit aboard the USS Nashville (LPD-13) and to countries in Europe including: England, Spain, France, Italy, Norway and Germany.

Diane and Mike met for the first time in a Sunday School class at Enon Chapel in the summer of 1975. They became one in Christ on November 27, 1976. God has blessed them with four beautiful daughters, four wonderful sons-in-law, and six precious grandsons. Mike’s life verse is John 14:15, Diane’s is Galatians 2:20 and their life verse together in Christ is Psalm 34:3.

During their years of military service, Mike and Diane were active in the local church everywhere they were stationed across North America and in the Republic of the Philippines. Mike was licensed by Enon Chapel to preach the Gospel on September 29, 1976. He was subsequently ordained their as a deacon on October 28, 1984 and as a minister of the Gospel on March 8, 1998. He was called to serve as the interim pastor of Centerview Baptist Church, while still on active duty, on November 27, 1997. At that time he was the Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence Officer at the II MEF Headquarters. He became the full-time pastor of Centerview on May 1, 1998.

Mike completed his undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1980 and a Master of Science in Human Resources & Personal Management from Golden Gate University in 1990. In May of 2005, he earned a Master of Divinity (with Biblical Languages) and in May 2012, a Doctor of Ministry (in Expository Preaching) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Latest sermons by
The Risen Christ:  Humility's Preeminent Model
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Series: Special
Duration: 35 mins 23 secs
Expository preaching from the book of Philippians
Advancing the Gospel in Adverse Circumstances
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Series: Special
Duration: 26 mins 18 secs
Expository preaching from the book of Philippians
Joy From Heaven
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Series: Special
Duration: 29 mins 12 secs
Expository preaching from the book of Philippians
The Church's One Foundation
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Matthew
A Simple But Life-changing Message
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Passage: 1 John 1:5-7
Duration: 21 mins 44 secs
Expository preaching from the book of 1 John
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